Two new shows and one Slow Art Day at Aspen Art Museum | AspenTimes.com

Two new shows and one Slow Art Day at Aspen Art Museum

The Aspen Art Museum will unveil two new exhibitions, including the first museum survey of photographer Anne Collier and works by groundbreaking artists Catherine Opie and Cy Twombly this weekend, while also hosting a "Slow Art Day" event Saturday.

The Collier show examines integral themes in the New York-based photographer's practice, including the convnetions of commercial photography and pop psychology.

Previously presented last year at the Center for Curatorial Studies in New York and over the winter at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the show traces Collier's career from 2002 to the present. She turns her lens on images already present in pop culture — books, record albums, magazines, film stills — as she considers the role photography plays in contemporary society.

"The Blue Distance" is a group show, borrowing its title from historian Rebecca Solnit, exploring the color blue and its role as a metaphor of longing. It includes woks by Vija Celmins, Jason Dodge, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roni Horn, Marie Jager, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Catherine Opie, Cy Twombly, Sara VanDerBeek, and Cerith Wyn-Evans. The exhibition includes works of drawing, photography, sculpture and sound that explore blue's relationship to absence.

On Saturday, Aspen will be one of nearly 200 cities worldwide celebrating Slow Art Day with a program that invites visitors to look at a select number of works in greater depth and then to share their experiences. The program starts at 1 p.m. at the museum.

If You Go …

What: Anne Collier

Where: Aspen Art Museum

When: Friday, April 10 through July 5

More information: http://www.aspenartmuseum.org

What: “The Blue Distance”

Where: Aspen Art Museum

When: Friday, April 10 through June 28

More information: http://www.aspenartmuseum.org

What: Slow Art Day

Where: Aspen Art Museum

When: Saturday, April 11, 1 p.m.

More info: http://www.aspenartmuseum.org

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